5-Jun-2014 Source: Airbus Helicopters
A prototype of the EC725 did flight tests in France, with a specialized team, led by the engineer Pedro Paim from Helibras and Airbus Helicopters experts.
These tests evaluated the behavior of the aircraft in critical phases of flight with anti-surface missiles AM39 Block 2 Mode 2 with 700 kg installed on each side of the aircraft. The performance, quality of flight parameters, level of vibration were registered and the structural and aerodynamic loads verified.
The helicopter flew with instrumentation sensors and accelerometers installed to capture and record the results that will help engineering teams of Helibras and Airbus Helicopters in the next steps of systems integration and development on the naval version.